Now that you are vaccinated, is it safe to travel with your child? Many clients are planning a summer vacation this year with the anticipation of being fully vaccinated. The best advice a family lawyer can give is to begin discussions with the other parent as soon as possible. According to the CDC, 50.8% of the United States population is vaccinated with at least one dose as of June 2, 2021. However, there are still plenty of travel restrictions in place domestically and abroad.
What to consider if traveling?
If a parent is planning a vacation outside of the U.S, everyone involved should discuss the logistics of any required testing or quarantine before leaving. Travel within the U.S may be a bit easier as vaccination numbers increase, and cities begin to fully reopen. It is apparent that there are different rules regarding vaccinations, quarantine, wearing a mask, social distancing, and interacting with others across the country and abroad.
Questions both parents should be aware of include the following:
The best advice is to review all the information about where you are going and plan well in advance. Parents who are traveling must follow all safety requirements of the place they are traveling to and be prepared to be flexible in case there is a change in plans. Further, parents should be cautious when booking flights and verify the safety measurements the airline is taking to help prevent the contraction of COVID.
If you have questions about how summer travel factors into your custody agreement, reach out to our family law lawyers. We are happy to provide you with guidance during this challenging time.